5 High-Impact Articles in Earth & Environmental Science and Ecology

Thanks to those at the AGU Fall Meeting that have stopped by booth #1820 to see Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene featured alongside DataOne, DataCite, and Dash. As part of Elementa‘s #AGU17 blog series, today we’re showcasing content from our Earth & Environmental Science and Ecology domains that show high levels of views, downloads, Scopus citations, and Altmetric activity.

In case you missed it, this week we announced that Elementa has been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded and is expected to get an Impact Factor in June 2018 (confirmed by Clarivate Analytics). We look forward to seeing Elementa content fully indexed in Web of Science/Science Citation Index Expanded soon (in addition to its current indexing in Scopus), and we are also pleased to see many other metrics of Elementa’s journal- and article-level impact.

For more information about the journal or to submit an article, please visit us at elementascience.org.


Earth & Environmental Science
Editor-in-Chief: Oliver A. Chadwick, University of California, Santa Barbara

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Dating the Anthropocene: Towards an empirical global history of human transformation of the terrestrial biosphere
Ellis EC, Fuller DQ, Kaplan JO, Lutters WG. 2013.
Impact: 32,078 views/downloads, 24 citations, and Altmetric Score 67 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Sources and sinks of carbon in boreal ecosystems of interior Alaska: A review
Douglas TA, Jones MC, Hiemstra CA, Arnold JR. 2014.
Impact: 19,292 views/downloads, 3 citations, and Altmetric Score 2 since original publication on November 7, 2014

Earthcasting the future Critical Zone
Goddéris Y, Brantley SL. 2013.
Impact: 18,379 views/downloads and 6 citations since original publication on December 4, 2013

Water depletion: An improved metric for incorporating seasonal and dry-year water scarcity into water risk assessments
Brauman KA, Richter BD, Postel S, Malsy M, Flörke M. 2016.
Impact: 18,003 views/downloads, 1 citation, and Altmetric Score 106 since original publication on January 20, 2016

Response of stream ecosystem function and structure to sediment metal: Contextdependency and variation among endpoints
Costello DM, Burton GA. 2014.
Impact: 17,401 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 1 since original publication on August 27, 2014

Ecology
Editor-in-Chief: Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Warming, soil moisture, and loss of snow increase Bromus tectorum’s population growth rate
Compagnoni A, Adler PB. 2014.
Impact: 24,051 views/downloads, 6 citations and Altmetric Score 1 since original publication on January 8, 2014

Quantifying flooding regime in floodplain forests to guide river restoration
Marks CO, Nislow KH, Magilligan FJ. 2014.
Impact: 21,889 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication on September 3, 2014

Biotic impoverishment
Naeem S. 2013.
Impact: 20,479 views/downloads, 2 citations, and Altmetric Score 9 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Proactive ecology for the Anthropocene
Chapin III FS, Fernandez E. 2013.
Impact: 18,092 views/downloads, 3 citations, and Altmetric Score 6 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Towards a general theory of biodiversity for the Anthropocene
Cardinale BJ. 2013.
Impact: 18,032 views/downloads, 7 citations, and Altmetric Score 15 since original publication on December 4, 2013

 


5 High-Impact Articles in Sustainability Transitions & Sustainable Engineering

This week we have the pleasure of announcing that Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene has been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded and is expected to get an Impact Factor in June 2018, as confirmed by Clarivate Analytics. We thought his news would be of interest to attendees of the AGU Fall Meeting, and we invite those at #AGU17 to visit Elementa at booth #1820, where the journal is featured alongside DataONE and DataCite.

We are pleased that we can soon add an Impact Factor to the many ways we measure Elementa‘s impact. Today, as part of Elementa‘s #AGU17 blog series, we present high-impact content—as measured by views, downloads, Scopus citations, and Altmetric scores—from our Sustainability Transitions and Sustainable Engineering domains.


Sustainability Transitions
Editor-in-Chief: Anne R. Kapuscinski, Dartmouth

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Expert opinion on extinction risk and climate change adaptation for biodiversity
Javeline D, Hellmann JJ, McLachlan JS, Sax DF, Schwartz MW, et al. 2015.
Impact: 510,200 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 69 since original publication on July 15, 2015

Carrying capacity of U.S. agricultural land: Ten diet scenarios
Peters CJ, Picardy J, Darrouzet-Nardi AF, Wilkins JL, Griffin TS, et al. 2016.
Impact: 92,506 views/downloads, 5 citations, and Altmetric Score 669 since original publication on July 22, 2016

Enhancing agroecosystem performance and resilience through increased diversification of landscapes and cropping systems
Liebman M, Schulte LA. 2015.
Impact: 19,518 views/downloads, 12 citations, and Altmetric Score 19 since original publication on February 12, 2015

Avoiding collapse: Grand challenges for science and society to solve by 2050
Barnosky AD, Ehrlich PR, Hadly EA. 2016.
Impact: 16,882 views/downloads, 4 citations, and Altmetric Score 69 since original publication on March 15, 2016

Sustainable Engineering
Editor-in-Chief: Michael E. Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology

4 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Geoengineering redivivus
Allenby B. 2014.
Impact: 18,297 views/downloads and Altmetric Score 10 since original publication February 12, 2014

Educational materials on sustainable engineering: Do we need a repository?
Davidson CI, Allenby BR, Haselbach LM, Heller M, Kelly WE. 2016.
Impact: 8,257 views/downloads, 3 citations, and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication February 23, 2016

Holistic impact assessment and cost savings of rainwater harvesting at the watershed scale
Ghimire SR, Johnston JM. 2017.
Impact: 322 views/downloads and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication on March 10, 2017

Shipping and the environment: Smokestack emissions, scrubbers and unregulated oceanic consequences
Turner DR, Hassellöv I-M, Ytreberg E, Rutgersson A. 2017.
Impact: 206 views/downloads since original publication on August 11, 2017


5 High-Impact Articles in Atmospheric Science & Ocean Science

To mark the second day of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting, we are sharing the 5 most-read articles from Elementa‘s Atmospheric Science and Ocean Science domains. As you’ll see, Elementa articles have high usage, download, impact, and citation metrics (and if you’d like a more sweeping view of the journal’s overall impact, click here). By publishing your research open access in Elementa, your work could also receive high exposure (view submission information here).

For those attending #AGU17, we hope you’ll stop by booth #1820, where Elementa is featured at the DataONE/DataCite booth.


Atmospheric Science
Editor-in-Chief: Detlev Helmig, University of Colorado Boulder

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Global distribution and trends of tropospheric ozone: An observation-based review
Cooper OR, Parrish DD, Ziemke J, Balashov NV, Cupeiro M, et al. 2014.
Impact: 33,419 views/downloads, 94citations, and Altmetric Score 13 since original publication on July 10, 2014

Influence of oil and gas emissions on ambient atmospheric non-methane hydrocarbons in residential areas of Northeastern Colorado
Thompson CR, Hueber J, Helmig D. 2014.
Impact: 24,606 views/downloads, 10 citations (source: CrossRef) and Altmetric Score 14 since original publication on Nov 14, 2014

Anatomy of wintertime ozone associated with oil and natural gas extraction activity in Wyoming and Utah
Oltmans S, Schnell R, Johnson B, Pétron G, Mefford T, Neely III R. 2014.
Impact: 21,352 views/downloads, 16 citations, and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication on March 4, 2014

A characterization of Arctic aerosols on the basis of aerosol optical depth and black carbon measurements
Stone RS, Sharma S, Herber A, Eleftheriadis K, Nelson DW. 2014.
Impact: 19,782 views/downloads, 13 citations, and Altmetric Score 2 since original publication on June 10, 2014

Seasonally varying contributions to urban CO2 in the Chicago, Illinois, USA region: Insights from a high-resolution CO2 concentration and δ13C record
Moore J, Jacobson AD. 2015.
Impact: 19,444 views/downloads, 8 citations, and Altmetric Score 3 since original publication on June 5, 2015

Ocean Science
Editor-in-Chief: Jody Deming, University of Washington

5 High-Impact Articles
(All metrics from December 8, 2017. Citation Source: Scopus)

Evidence of lasting impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep Gulf of Mexico coral community
Hsing P, Fu B, Larcom EA, Berlet SP, Shank TM, et al. 2013.
Impact: 28,269 views/downloads, 21 citations, and Altmetric Score 17 since original publication on December 04, 2013

The evolution and future of carbonate precipitation in marine invertebrates: Witnessing extinction or documenting resilience in the Anthropocene?
Drake JL, Mass T, Falkowski PG. 2014.
Impact: 23,578 views/downloads, 8 citations, and Altmetric Score 7 since original publication on May 7, 2014

Sea ice algal biomass and physiology in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica
Arrigo KR, Brown ZW, Mills MM. 2014.
Impact: 20,946 views/downloads, 19 citations, and Altmetric Score 4 since original publication on July 15, 2014

The changing Arctic Ocean
Arrigo KR. 2013.
Impact: 20,466 views/downloads, 6 citations, and Altmetric Score 1 since original publication on December 4, 2013

Solar energy capture and transformation in the sea
Karl DM. 2014.
Impact: 20,348 views/downloads, 11 citations, and Altmetric Score 2 since original publication on January 8, 2014


Visit Elementa at the AGU Fall Meeting

Today is the first day of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans, continuing through December 15, and if you are attending the meeting, you’ll see our open access journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene featured at the DataONE/DataCite booth #1820, alongside friends from Dash. We are especially pleased to appear alongside these organizations this year, as Elementa recently announced a partnership with Dash, the data publication platform from the University of California Curation Center (UC3), part of the California Digital Library, which allows Elementa authors to publish their data at UC Press Dash for free. Head over to booth #1820 to learn more about Dash’s data repository service for Elementa authors!

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is a trans-disciplinary, open-access journal with the ultimate objective of accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact. Because such solutions will require collaboration among all research disciplines, and among academics, practitioners, and policymakers, the journal’s trans-disciplinary nature is essential. As such, the journal is structured into six distinct knowledge domains, and gives authors the opportunity to publish in one or multiple domains, helping them to present their research and commentary to interested readers from disciplines related to their own.

Elementa’s mission is Open Science for Public Good, and we believe that publishing scientific research that fulfills this mission is more vital than ever. So throughout #AGU17 this week, we’ll be highlighting Elementa’s high usage, download, impact, and citation metrics, sharing the top 5 most-read articles from each of the six domains (stay tuned for the post tomorrow featuring Atmospheric Science and Ocean Science!).

In the meantime, be sure to check out a recent blog post with key article- and journal-level metrics across the whole journal, demonstrating how Elementa’s open, accessible research has a wide reach and impact across a global audience.


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